Festival season 2022 starts here: The Great Escape’s FIRST FIFTY live launch is back bigger and better than ever with a 3 day long event featuring the hottest new artists around. The artists announced will give a first glimpse of the talent lined up to play TGE 2022.

This year, The Great Escape’s First Fifty showcase will consist of a 3 day event from Wednesday November 17th to Friday November 19th, celebrating the announcement of the FIRST FIFTY acts playing 2022’s festival. Kicking off with eight exciting shows in and around East London, then moving online with a special showcase of some of the hottest talents from around the world, running each week via our new Twitch channel and closing with a show in The Great Escape’s hometown of Brighton.

All show details can be found below:

Studio 9294 - London

NT’s Loft - London

Night Tales - London

Wednesday 17th November

Oslo - London

The Victoria - London

Paper Dress Vintage - London

Sebright Arms - London

The Hackney Social - London / presented by GUAP

Online Showcase #1

Thursday 18th November

Chalk - Brighton

Online Showcase #2

Thursday 25th November

Online Showcase #3

Thursday 2nd December

Online Showcase #4

Thursday 9th December

Online Showcase #5

Thursday 16th December